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Caring for baby Kelel

Smithers Interior News | December 15, 2014, Written by Chris Gareau

Four-month-old Kelel’s home has been turned into a triage centre. Equipment just to keep the boy named after Superman breathing and feeding fills the Smithers home dad Joe Bramsleven describes as a “bubble,” quarantined from illnesses from visitors that would be fatal.

Kelel has a rare genetic disorder: spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). He has Type 1, the harshest diagnosis that carries with it a life expectancy of one to two years. Survival beyond the third year is very rare. It takes 24-hour care to keep Kelel alive.

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Kelel with his big brother Dominick. Kelel has already been medevaced four times. - Contibuted

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OASIS recognizes support for families, agencies to mark International Day for Persons with Disabilities

CNW | December 3, 2014

Ottawa, one of Canada’s largest cities, has 950,000 people. Now, imagine this whole population struggling to work good jobs and live comfortably. This is a harsh reality for the over 900,000 Ontarians living with disabilities. Fortunately, with more funding and assistance flowing to families and agencies, the reality is improving. Today, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, OASIS is recognizing the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ efforts to end the wait for Ontario’s families in line for social assistance.

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Oasis - Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

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